Artists Residencies: Studio Internazionale di Grafica, Venice

Founded in 1969, the Scuola Internazionale di Grafica in Venice is a vibrant center for Printmaking and Book Arts in the historical heart of one of the most beautiful art capitals in the world. Each month Italian and international artists come together to work in the Scuola’s independent Studio Internazionale di Grafica. These 1 to 12 week Residencies in well equipped print studios are an opportunity to exchange inspirations, ideas, experiences and techniques, and explore and expand their individual creative work.

A Residency at the Studio Internazionale di Grafica provides the unique opportunity to experience Venice as an independent working artist in the Studio’s international creative community. Residents draw inspiration from both the historical masterpieces and the contemporary arts scene which Venice offers, from one’s fellow artists and the knowledgeable staff at the Studio, as well as from the simple joys of daily life in the magic that is Venice.

The Scuola is affiliated with institutions such as Vermont Studio Center, Boston University, Indiana University, as well as Italian Academies of Fine Arts and Museums. Among the international artists who have taught, lectured and worked at the Scuola are Henry Goetz, Stanley Hayter, John Ross, Michael Mazur, Clare Romano, Robert Storr and Jon Gregg, founder of the Vermont Studio Center.

The Studio Internazionale di Grafica offers:
• Independent Artists Residencies for visual and all creative arts
• Academic Residencies for professors of visual arts and professors of all creative arts
• Postgraduate Residencies for graduate and postgraduate visual arts students
• Summer 2012 Open Studio for visual and all creative arts

Fully Funded Residency Prize including Solo Exhibition during the Venice Biennale:
4 Postgraduate resident artists are selected every year for a full funded residency and a solo exhibition in our SGgallery. Of the 4 selected artists, a further selection will be made for a solo exhibition to be held in the opening days of the Venice Biennale (2013) and -from 2014- of the Biennale Architettura.

For specific information on SIG Residencies, schedules, fees and applications please visit http://www.scuolagrafica.it.
Contact

resident@scuolagrafica.it
Lorenzo de Castro
Phone: +39-041-721-950
Fax: +39-041-524-2374
Address

http://www.scuolagrafica.it
Scuola Internazionale di Grafica
Cannaregio 1798
30121 Venice
Italy
Info

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.
Aplicants are notified within 15 days from application

Antonio Santin – Solo show at MARC STRAUS Gallery NEW YORK

April 1st – May 6th, 2012
Opening Reception: Sunday, April 1st 5 – 7pm

299 Grand Street
New York, NY 10002
Marc Straus is pleased to present an exhibition of new large-scale paintings by Antonio Santin on the occasion of his first solo exhibition in New York.

Santin constructs eerie, arresting compositions that simultaneously attract and unsettle in their evocative depictions of sublimated desire. He orchestrates elaborate still-lifes, manipulating both objects and the human form to construct a space he describes as “more real than reality itself.” Each painting originates from a theatrically composed photograph by Santin, which itself is the result of a deliberate process. Visiting his subjects in their homes, he chooses their outfits and accessories from their personal belongings to assemble each vignette. He then transforms this photographic record into a painterly construct in oil on canvas that vacillates between a mimetic three-dimensional space and a heightened reality augmented by surprising shifts in texture and gesture. He creates a visceral tension between surface and space with a range of techniques that incorporate both the technical foundations of classical painting and unexpected alterations to the qualities of oil paint to re-assemble the sensory experiences of everyday life. Deeply rooted in the tradition of Spanish Tenebrism as well as his own training as a sculptor, Santin juxtaposes flattened planes with tangible forms carved by light and shadow to create a continuous perceptual dialogue in each work.

This exhibition brings together three related series of works from late 2011-2012 that incorporate the human form as a fetishized object to be hidden or revealed in images that often conjure a cinematic aesthetic. In works such as Der Damm des Riesen (2012), Santin furthers his interest in latent sexuality intertwined with morbid overtones. The rug series evolved from his ongoing interest in the opacity of fabric as a device to obscure the body with abstract patterns and textures. Each of these works brings the background into the foreground while a discernible figure hovers beneath the surface. In the monumental We Rot (2012) the wavering, raised carpet patterns contrast with the translucent, tonally complex base. At more than twelve feet wide, the intimate details invite close viewing while the outlines of a figure emerge from a distance. In Fiebre Amarilla (2011), the lumps and bulges underneath this carpet inject a corporeal uncertainty into this geometric canvas. His newest series of crocheted landscapes of the female form are at once a technical accomplishment of texture and a formal repositioning of the body as a distinct yet abstract mass.

Antonio Santín was born in Madrid, Spain in 1978. He received his Degree in Fine Arts from Universidad Complutense de Madrid in 2005. He was an artist in residence at Kunstlerhaus Glogauer in Berlin (2006) and Centre dárt Contemporani Piramidon in Barcelona (2007). He has exhibited internationally and is represented in the collections of Centre national des arts plastiques, Paris and Museu Europeu d’Art Modern, Barcelona as well as among numerous private collections worldwide. Public installations include a permanent sculpture commissioned by the city of Madrid in 2003. Antonio Santín lives and works in Berlin.

 

MARC STRAUS
299 Grand Street
New York, NY 10002
P: 212-510-7646
F: 212-510-7647

Hours
Wednesday – Sunday: 11:00-6:00
Monday and Tuesday by appointment

http://marcstraus.com

http://www.antoniosantin.com

Kinki Texas en Eat Meat Raw Gallery – Barcelona

Eat Meat tiene el honor de presentar por primera vez en Barcelona Kinki Texas.

Artista multidisciplinar impredecible y cáustico expondrá “A world of enemies”, un espacio-espejo de corrosiva carga social. Kinki Texas, topónimo ficticio tras el que se esconde el anti-anti-héroe Holger Meier, no es un personaje: es todo un mundo plagado de espectrales y risueños cowboys cantores, discotecas macabras y anti-anti-Cristos.
En total 35 dibujos y 2 horas de vídeo con mucha mala leche.

A World of Enemies” es su primera exposición en nuestro país.
Del 24 de septiembre al 22 de octubre de 2011 en Eat Meat Raw Gallery, Barcelona.

Inauguración sábado 24 a partir de las 20.00

Francesco Bartoli – El Escondite

Francesco Bartoli – El Escondite
del 27 de enero al 5 de marzo 2011

inauguración: 27 de enero a las 20.00h

El Hervidero. Sótano de la Galería Espacio Líquido.

C/ Jovellanos, 3 – Gijón

Horario: martes a sábado, de 12 a 13.30 y de 16.30 a 20.30h.

telf. 985 175 053

 

vea algunas de las obras de francesco bartoli en www.area-zinc.com

Aaron Jasinski – Tête à Tête at Screaming Sky Gallery

Aaron Jasinski – Tête à Tête at Screaming Sky Gallery

HI!
Thought you might like to know that all the pieces from my newest solo exhibit are viewable at Screaming Sky Gallery.
The gallery is located in Portland Oregon if you happen to be in the area.

Using humor and pop-cultural references, this series of paintings explores ways that how people interact with each other one on one.

I would be mighty grateful if you would check out the work.

more info at: http://www.screamingskygallery.com

1416 NE Alberta Street  Portland, OR 97211
Tue through Fri 1:30-7  Sat 11-7, Sun 11:30-5pm
(503) 922-1500

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see some of Aaron’s artworks at www.area-zinc.com

Antonio Fonseca – Beautiful Sin at Dark World Gallery

Antonio Fonseca and Dark World Gallery present:

Beautiful Sin

Saturday, November 6
@ 7 p.m.
The Dark World Gallery
179 Grafton Street, Worcester
Learn more at: http://www.darkworldgallery.com

Also visit the link below for an article written by; J. Fatima Martins for the Worcester Magazine:

Pueden visitar el sitio we de la revista Worcester Magazine para leer un articulo escrito por J. Fatima Martins:

http://www.worcestermag.com/home/top-stories/Redefinition-of-Sin-with-Antonio-Fonseca-105898223.html

Already looking forward to seeing you there….

see some of Antonio´s artworks at www.area-zinc.com